Saturday, February 19, 2011

Be Not Weary in Well Doing

These are some quotes from something I was reading today by G. Campbell Morgan. The first one struck me because it is the situation believers are in today. Hate is the master movement of this age, I don't think anyone paying attention doubts that.
  • Living by truth, living by grace, when a lie is on the throne and hate is a master movement of an age.
The rest speak of the effect Jesus has on men. We all find ourselves trying to shut out his words, some try to blot Him out of existence.
  • The arresting fact to men was that there was no gainsaying Him, no contradicting Him. Prejudice was ever angry with Him, will was constantly rebellious against Him, but conscience was ever agreeing with him.
  • Herein was, and is the marvel of Jesus. He taught, and men were very angry because what He said ran counter to their desires, their prejudices; but they knew He was right.
  • On one occasion our Lord said: "If any man hear My sayings, and keep them not, I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My sayings, hath one that judgeth him; the word that I spake, the same shall judge him in the last day." This is most arresting, differentiating as it does between personal authority and the eternal authority of truth. Christ said distinctly, a man is to be judged at last by His word. Men knew it, and they went after Him. Here was a Man Who never said: It is reasonable to suppose; a Man Who never said: In all probability it is so; a Man Who talked quietly and simply, and as we ponder the matchless words, so full of simplicity that all the children can understand them up to a point, and we know we are hearing the last wisdom of eternity, and we have no appeal. We are often angry! We will not obey! We will crucify Him, silence His voice! But as we do it, we still know that what He said was the truth.

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